Jameson is signing off with the introduction of a limited-edition release. 2,301 bottles of Jameson 21 Years will be available for whiskey fans to purchase via an online ballot to mark the end of the year.
Jameson 21 Years is a blend of single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys that were initially matured in a range of ex-bourbon and oloroso sherry seasoned casks at the Midleton Distillery for 18 years. Following on from that initial period of maturation, these whiskeys were then blended and re-casked into freshly emptied ex-bourbon barrels for an additional three years.
These casks were then finally married with additional pot still whiskeys that had fully matured for over 21 years in first fill oloroso sherry seasoned wine casks. The final inclusion of these sherry casks add balance to the American oak contribution of toffee and dairy fudge, by delivering a heightened dried fruit intensity and extra layer of pot still spices.
Bottled at cask strength 57.2% ABV, the result is a spicy and full-bodied whiskey with a rich sherry contribution that brings dried fruit notes to the fore.